traveled by foot before the Europeans arrived. They used
the dogs for travois. When the horse came they were used
for horse back riding and moving with travois. Babies
in cradleboards, other children carried on adults back
with blankets. There was a taboo in having children every
year, because, in case of attack children would not be
able to run fast and hinder the escape. The Indian people
did not need maps to travel all over the prairies, they
had land marks and knew the terrain so well, because of
the scout's stories and knew their yearly routes moving
from the tree line area to the southern plains.
the red river cart came it was adopted but horses were
a better choice. When wagons came that was even better.
Very few Indians had the means to acquire cars, and remained
using the wagon for years. Roads were only wagon trails,
and sleigh roads were made anywhere in winter. Gravel
roads were made only in the 1980's and oiled roads only
in 2000 - 2001.